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The Disasters: review


368 pages

Expected publication: December 18th 2018 by HarperCollins

ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review

First of all, look at this cover. My son is obsessed with the color purple so when this releases I may have to buy two copies. One for him and one for me.

Ok, so I really loved this book. This was different than all the other spacey books I’ve been reading. I’ll get into what sets it apart. First was the humor. Nax was an exciting character to follow. He reminded a lot of Chris Pratt’s character in Guardians of the Galaxy. He knows what he has to do, but has no issue voicing his complaints along the way. This book throws you into the action right off the bat and doesn’t really stop. Lastly, we have the diversity. There’s a ton of representation in this book. Oh, don’t forget the snippets of pop culture thrown in so quick you can to really pay attention. STOP SKIMMING. I SEE YOU.

Upon reading some of the other reviews before requesting this one, I found myself agreeing with one particular after I have now read it. Multiple POV’s would have been great. Don’t get me wrong, Nax was awesome. I just think it wouldn’t have felt so rushed at some points.

Overall, the entire book was fun. It’s one of those that really sets itself apart from the other space operas. I loved reading a bi-sexual protagonist and not having romance saturate the story. The characters blended together well, no matter how different they all appeared to be at first. Thrown together they made quite the team (coughGuardiansoftheGalaxycough) despite their different religions, sexuality etc.

Please make a movie out of this book. Pretty please.

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